Gen 1:27-28 NKJV - So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
God created man to be in His image unlike anything else He created. Everything else was simply brought into existence by the Word of God spoken, but God took dust from the earth and His own breath to make us like Him. This way we could relate to him and not just be another animal He created.
Having this spirit within us causes urgings to be connected with Him. However, with our free will and emotions, we will miss this point until we learn about who God really is. We run after all sorts of worldly things that aren’t bad, but turn that way when we use them to fill the void that only God can. We don’t feel capable of being the God class creation we were meant to be. We flounder for the answers with no success without His help.
This is why our awesome and relational God sent Jesus to die for our sins and give us the opportunity to accept this awesome gift and be reconciled to God. He chose us before He even created anything.
1 Peter 2:9-10 NKJV - But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
Jesus is calling us. Without Him we are lost in the dark and homeless. We are outside the family of God where He intended us to be. Once we truly accept Jesus, this realization will change our lives. We’ll let Him lead the way and the transformation with astound friends and family. Some will be happy for you, some will be indifferent, and some will hate you. I’ve experienced all three.
My life is not easier now. Actually, I have had far more trials, disappointments and failures since becoming a Christian than before. However, I have hope that all is working out as God planned. I am enjoying life even in the bad circumstances because I am part of the royal family. I accepted God’s gift and was adopted into his family. I would never go back to where I was. Life may have seemed easier looking back on it, but I was more frustrated with it than with any trial I faced with Jesus Christ. Life with Him is a journey of both hard and easy seasons, but the end will be marvelous if we stay on His path.